Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who covered Leaks by Edward Snowden, has announced he is leaving Britain’s Guardian newspaper.
Greenwald published revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about internet and phone surveillance by US intelligence, he is leaving for a new, “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity” with major financial backing, the details of which will be public soon, Buzz Feed reported.
According to a statement published by Greenwald, he said—”My partnership with the Guardian has been extremely fruitful and fulfilling” he also praised editors and journalists by saying, “I have high regard for the editors and journalists with whom I worked and am incredibly proud of what we achieved.”
In the statement, Greenwald also said, “Because this news leaked before we were prepared to announce it, I’m not yet able to provide any details of this momentous new venture, but it will be unveiled very shortly.”
Some words from a Guardian spokeswoman in that statement reflected “Guardian really disappointed by Glenn’s decision”, she said:
“Glenn Greenwald is a remarkable journalist and it has been fantastic working with him. Our work together over the last year has demonstrated the crucial role that responsible investigative journalism can play in holding those in power to account. We are of course disappointed by Glenn’s decision to move on, but can appreciate the attraction of the new role he has been offered. We wish him all the best.”
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